5 people arrested over false claim of contracting coronavirus in Abuja (photo)

5 people arrested over false claim of contracting coronavirus in Abuja (photo)

The Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Anjuguri Manza, who paraded the five suspects before

Five people have been arrested and paraded by the Police for false claims of contracting coronavirus in Abuja.

The five residents arrested invaded the Wuse General Hospital in Abuja with false claims of having contracted Coronavirus.

newsmen, gave their names as Peggy Shandi (M), Abayomi Adedoyin (M), David Gold Enemigin (M) Priscilla AJesola (F) and Jacob Oji (M).

According to Manza, the suspects claimed to be playing out a script about the virus without the knowledge or authorization of the relevant authorities of the FCTA.

The alleged pranksters had reportedly gone to the Wuse District Hospital claiming that one of them had been infected with the Coronavirus, an action which led to panic and confusion as well as a disruption of normal health service delivery at the hospital, Vanguard reported.

The police spokesperson said investigations into the activities of the suspects were ongoing.

According to one of the suspects Peggy Shandi said their action was merely a prank about the coronavirus.

The FCT Police Command are still investigating the case after wich the suspects would be charged to court.

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